Mike Wells Principal Audiologist

Mike Wells BA, MA, PG Dip, RHAD trained as an Audiologist in 2007 having previously completed a Master of Arts degree at university. Since then Mike has gained clinical experience practising in both the NHS and the private audiology sectors. Latterly, Mike has worked for several national hearing care providers and more recently, since 2014, working as a specialist for a prestigious Harley Street Clinic in the dispensing of hearing aids and the treatment of tinnitus patients. Mike brings this wealth of experience to the Ripon Clinic, benefiting patients in the diagnosis, treatment and management of hearing-related conditions.

I had an unusual route into the profession. Having studied Economics at university I then began a career in finance and I.T. I quickly came to the realisation that this choice of profession wasn’t for me and in 2006 I decided to change direction and re-train to become an audiologist.

I really enjoy the interaction that I have on a daily basis with my patients. It’s very satisfying when a patient who needs help with any aspect of their hearing health comes into the practice and we are able to work together to achieve the outcome they need to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
I’ve had a long-held ambition to start my own practice so that I can offer the skills and services that I’ve learnt over the last thirteen years in a setting that meets, and hopefully exceeds, the expectations of my customers. I wanted to take the best of clinical practice from both the NHS and private sectors and blend that with a truly personal and unique customer service that puts my patients at the centre of everything we do. I not only want my patients to experience the real benefits that modern hearing aid technology can offer them, but also enjoy the journey along the way to better hearing.
As a family, North Yorkshire has always been one of our favourite holiday destinations. The beautiful landscapes and open spaces of the county provide a sense of wellbeing and serenity that it’s difficult to find elsewhere. It was therefore a natural choice for us, as a family, to relocate here when the opportunity arose.
I have a young daughter, Sophia, who is two years old. As a family we like to get out and about at the weekend and explore the local countryside and enjoy outdoor activities. I also enjoy motorsport as well as other sports such as golf and football. If I have a quiet moment, I like to spend some time reading or watching the occasional film on Netflix.

Our Services

Hearing Assessments

A hearing assessment will test how well you recognise sounds across different frequencies & intensities.

Tinnitus Management

We are specialists in tinnitus and can help you select the most appropriate therapy option for effective relief.

Ear Wax Removal

Ear irrigation is a water-based ear cleansing method that is used to remove a build up of earwax.

Hearing Aids

Today, more than ever, the best solution for many individuals with hearing loss is hearing aids. Like all high-tech devices, hearing aids have improved significantly over the past serval years in both performance and appearance. Today’s hearing aids sound better, fit more comfortably and perform more reliably than even before.



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Our Promise

Hear & Now aims to exceed your expectations in everything we do. As an independent, family-run hearing care business, our aim is to provide a personalised, one-to-one customer service experience that isn’t available elsewhere on the high street.

Why Choose Us?

Exemplary service. A very clear and detailed explanation of the options for new hearing aids. Much time was spent in equipping me with what was most appropriate for me. Nothing is too much trouble – great care and attention paid at every stage.
Peter Burton
I recently attended Hear and Now, Ripon for microsuction treatment. What an excellent service on every level. Professional, courteous and thorough.. I have no hesitation in recommending them and I will certainly be using them again in the future.
E Scott

Took my 99 year old mum for ear wax removal. We had a fantastic experience with all the lovely staff who definitely know their stuff! She left with much better hearing and a massive smile. She got straight back into her talking books once she returned home. Thank you so much.

Joanna Mortimer

I would like to thank everyone at ‘Hear & Now’ for the outstanding level of service provided to my husband. Every query was dealt with efficiently, patiently and in a professional manner. Their level of customer care is excellent and we would highly recommend them to others seeking assistance with hearing loss.

M. Simpson